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Nov 16, 2021

5 Top Tips To Manage Chronically Dry, Cracked Hands

Want to help those poor sore paws?

Dry, cracked and sore hands can be tough to keep healthy, especially with all the additional hand-washing we have to do now.

Follow these five top tips to keep your hands, palms and fingers hydrated, nourished and protected. 

Oil not water

Moisturise with an oil-based (anhydrous) balm not cream! Water-based cream can really sting.

Moisturise more

Take your balm with you wherever you go and keep reapplying throughout the day, especially immediately after washing your hands.

Warm up

Wash hands with warm - not hot, not cold - water to minimise dehydration.

Go scent-free

Chose unperfumed products - whether it's your hand wash, hand cream or shower gel, avoid the fragrances that can flare up sensitive skin.

Overnight treatment

Apply ointment before you go to bed and wear thin cotton dermatological gloves overnight.

Recommended products for dry hands

Skin Salvation

Our Skin Salvtion balm is the perfect all-natural moisturiser if your hands are sore and dry.

It's made with:

  • Humectant beeswax to draw in the moisture.
  • EFA-rich hemp seed oil.
  • Naturally anti-inflammatory herbal tinctures of chickweed, nettle, chamomile and calendula.
  • It's totally free from preservatives, perfumes, paraffin and other potentially-irritating synthetic ingredients.
  • And it doesn't even contain essential oils, which can flare up sensitive skin.

Balmonds Skin Salvation
with hemp and beeswax

Intensive Hand Cream

If your hands aren’t cracked and you’d prefer to use a cream rather than an ointment, try our award-winning Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream, which is rich in macerated oils of sea buckthorn, hemp, calendula, chamomile and safflower, and made in a shea butter base.

Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream
with shea butter and sea buckthorn oil

Important Note

If you require medical advice we recommend you always contact your healthcare professional.

If you or someone you are caring for seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call for emergency services straight away. For general medical advice, please contact your healthcare professional, this article does not contain or replace medical advice.

Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.

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